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Superintendent’s job: Board ready to replace Meyers

The El Dorado County Board of Education finalized a timetable for selecting a new superintendent of schools at its Nov. 23 special meeting. While board members began the meeting by acknowledging how much internal talent there is to draw from within the district, they decided they wanted to open the recruitment process as they go about replacing former […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Superintendent Meyers resigns

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers stepped down from his position, it was announced at a special El Dorado County Board of Education meeting Monday morning. The board unanimously accepted Meyers’ resignation, which came less than two weeks after he crashed his truck into a utility box in Placerville and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Private Practice: Don’t drink and drive

Driving While Intoxicated (known as DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (known as DUI) involves operating a vehicle with alcohol in your blood stream. This is a serious offense that can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, hefty fines, increased insurance rates and even jail time. The state of California does its best to […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Manansala selected as new superintendent

New El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, seated, smiles after being selected to fill the position. He receives applause from BOE administrative assistant Susan Carney, left, and Deputy Superintendent Robbie Montalbano. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The El Dorado County Board of Education played 20 questions Monday and answered the biggest question — who will be the new superintendent of schools? — with Ed Manansala, Ed.D, the county’s current deputy superintendent for Educational Services. One of four candidates interviewed for the job of superintendent, after a day of interviewing Manansala ended up ranked No. 1 by all trustees. […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 6-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 6 8 p.m.  Deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy on Park Drive after they discovered the teen had a warrant. Aug. 7 10 p.m. A battery was reported on Salmon Falls Road. Two people, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, were reportedly injured. […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fake out Nov. 22: Someone tried to cash a fake payroll check at a Manning Drive business. Vandals attack Nov. 25: Vandalism was reported on Birchtree Circle. Taken Nov. 25: A 58-year-old woman allegedly stole jewelry from a Breese Circle home. Out cold Nov. […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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